China's nonferrous metal sector continues to invest heavily in fixed assets
China's non-ferrous metals industry continued to invest heavily in
fixed assets in the first four months of the year.
Sources with the National
Development and Reform Commission said today that between January and April, the
nonferrous metal industry recorded 29.4 billion yuan (US$3.8 billion) in
fixed-assets investment, up 48 percent over the same period of last
Fixed assets investment in the sector is growing too rapidly, they
Smelting enterprises invested 15.8 billion yuan and mines 5 billion
yuan, both up nearly 50 percent, and processing enterprises invested 8.6 billion
yuan, up 45 percent.
Plans for new projects abound. Companies -- particularly
processing enterprises and mines -- began scores of new projects in the first
four months involving a further 45 billion yuan of fixed-assets investment.